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    To me it's interesting to find out what their...

    To me it's interesting to find out what their "wake-up call" was. Did their bad credit score prevent them from buying a house or car? Did they want one spouse to be able to stay home with the kids?...
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    Agree. Can you send a card with a note to her...

    Agree. Can you send a card with a note to her family?
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    I believe the ideal ratio of positive to negative...

    I believe the ideal ratio of positive to negative interactions is 5:1 in a successful relationship. https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-magic-relationship-ratio-according-science/ Makes sense, but...
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    Another theory: In our culture, ideal love is...

    Another theory:
    In our culture, ideal love is heavily romanticized. Our music, television, billboards, advertising, and books are all very influential, especially to younger females. We are...
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    bae, I am admiring your forward-looking...

    bae,
    I am admiring your forward-looking attitude. FWIW, from an internet stranger, I feel strongly that things will work out well for you.

    In my own case, it was circumstance that led me to my...
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    Agree - either limited by age (I'd vote for age...

    Agree - either limited by age (I'd vote for age 75 max), or limited by number of presidential terms, i.e., you get to serve 4 presidential-length terms or 16 years. Which is why it's another...
  7. Agree with others that I don't watch the same...

    Agree with others that I don't watch the same movies over and over, but if these happen to be on then I'll sit and watch:
    - Gone with the Wind
    - Shawshank Redemption
    - My Cousin Vinny
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    CathyA, I saw that same interview. And the...

    CathyA,
    I saw that same interview. And the other thing the Mom mentioned was being away from their home for a month or more was not something they wanted to do (I'm guessing because of fear of...
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    - just being with my SO. We do lots of "parallel...

    - just being with my SO. We do lots of "parallel play" like me reading and talking to him while he's cooking, or both of us doing yardwork together, etc.

    - watching my toddler granddaughter learn...
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    Back to the economic question. No need to...

    Back to the economic question. No need to reinvent the wheel, they're are some smart people who have already done work on this.
    I like Citizens for Tax Justice, ctj.org.
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    I have a relative who has both a long-time mental...

    I have a relative who has both a long-time mental illness and a chronic progressive physical illness. Has been hospitalized multiple times for the physical condition. Lives in a group home, has...
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    Beautiful, thanks for posting. Looks like my...

    Beautiful, thanks for posting. Looks like my granddaughter and yours are a few months apart and also share the same blue eyes. They are little treasures!
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    We also get an increase of the corner beggars in...

    We also get an increase of the corner beggars in the winter here in Phoenix. They're mostly gone now, the 100+ heat chases them away every summer. I don't know about the true hippie/vagabond...
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    This is inspiring, and the pantry will be...

    This is inspiring, and the pantry will be targeted next month or two for a clean-out.

    In the meantime, in a similar vein, I cleaned out my medicine cabinet. Had OTC medicines that expired several...
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    +1 wonder who was paying for Cliven Bundy and...

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    wonder who was paying for Cliven Bundy and friends who were protesting the federal government for weeks in Oregon? wonder who paid for the Unite the Right rallies? I mean, surely, otherwise no...
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    That was the theory behind Block Grants - that...

    That was the theory behind Block Grants - that states would be able to use federal money as they see fit. In reality, however, it became an excuse to cut the funding for programs severely and take...
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    Selection of federal judges is high stakes...

    Selection of federal judges is high stakes because they are elected for life. Of course there will be partisanship because it can be determining policy for decades. The Federalist Society is the...
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    I think the bedrock is a successfully functioning...

    I think the bedrock is a successfully functioning extended family. I'm thinking of the adults I've seen who are all doing well but can provide an occasional safety net to each other in the event of...
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    Agree - on top of the storyline and characters,...

    Agree - on top of the storyline and characters, it's a visual treat. I understand the next book in the series is also being made into a movie.
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    +1 Of course there will be additional cases...

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    Of course there will be additional cases filed on these issues - that's how the "chipping away" happens. Same sex marriage became law of the land by only a 5 to 4 vote. Don't think there aren't...
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    What worries me is that countries like ours on...

    What worries me is that countries like ours on the decline tend to look to a political Strongman as their savior. It's happened in Russia, the Philippines, South America, etc. It's a panic reaction...
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    +1 I'm sure they were good people but also nave.

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    I'm sure they were good people but also nave.
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    Interesting because I'd been wondering for years...

    Interesting because I'd been wondering for years if the number of Catholics was exaggerated. For myself, my siblings, my cousins, and so many others, we were baptized Catholic but fell away in our...
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    Ultralight, how did the challenge go?

    Ultralight,
    how did the challenge go?
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    I think these things need to happen: 1) ...

    I think these things need to happen:
    1) campaign finance reform
    2) repeal of law giving corporations same status as people
    3) repeal of Citizens United


    The corpocracy has overtaken our...
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